May 20, 2022, 11:18

russia’s aggression in Ukraine forces Swedish leadership to fundamentally reconsider its security policy — Ukraine’s Ambassador to Sweden

Sweden decided to apply for NATO membership precisely because of russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Sweden, Andrii Plakhotniuk said at a briefing at Media Center Ukraine.

“It is the brutal violations of international law, it is what happened in Bucha, Irpin and many other cities of Ukraine, it is how Russia brutally ignores all the rules of international life that became the reasons that prompted Sweden and Finland to reconsider their decision,” — Plakhotniuk said.

According to him, the Swedish leadership, among other things, is working to build up their defense capabilities and achieve greater compatibility with NATO member states.

“Sweden takes the threats posed by the russian federation very seriously. They adequately perceive them and take measures to respond. It didn’t start yesterday or the day before yesterday, it all started 8 years ago, when russia started this war against Ukraine, and started a war against the civilized world,” — Andrii Plakhotniuk summed up.

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